This program is designed to provide a rigorous undergraduate educational experience to assure that students receive the academic preparation required to pursue a medical education. Upon acceptance to EMSAP, students also receive conditional acceptance to the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Final matriculation into UTMB is dependent upon successful; l completion of all EMSAP requirements and graduation from Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB), Texas Southern University (TSU), Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), The University of Texas El Paso (UTEP), or the University of Texas Pan American (UTPA). This program has a productive record in recruiting talented students to medical school at UTMB.
This innovative program gives you the opportunity to pursue a medical degree without taking the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). While there are no shortcuts to a quality education, there is an alternative path to gaining entrance into medical school. The PPC program is designed to help qualified, dedicated young people get a foot in the door of the medical field. This will allow them to eventually contribute to improving health care in parts of Texas that need it most.
To be eligible for consideration as a high school student, you must:
To be eligible as a college student, you must meet all the requirements above, as well as the following:
The Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) was created by the Texas Legislature to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged Texas resident’s students pursuing a medical education. The goal of JAMP is to help Texas students become tomorrow’s medical professionals by providing:
Which School Can I attend?
JAMP partners with all eight Texas medical schools and sixty-five public and private four-year undergraduate institutions. For a complete list of participating undergraduate school, visit www.texasjamp.org
The participating medical schools include:
During the three-year undergraduate portion of the 3+4 Program, students will:
Submit a formal application to the Texas Medical and Dental School Application Service before October 15th of the third year
The student is ready to enroll in Dental School when he/she has:
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch (UTDB) and Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) have partnered to form the Dental Early Acceptance Program. The program offers highly qualified students with an interest in dentistry, and who through personal experiences have demonstrated the ability to overcome adverse or disadvantaged circumstances, the opportunity to be considered for and to receive conditional early acceptance to UTDB. The Program will offer guidance and support mechanisms to those selected for participation.
UTDB would like to invite you to submit an application to this Program and to be considered for one of the early admissions offers. Further description of this program and applications are available with Mr Oscar N. Ramos. If you are interested in applying, please complete the application and submit it with the required documentation to the Health Professions Advising Office no later than October 31st of your sophomore year in college.
Requirements For Final Acceptance Into UTDB-Houston
1. While at TAMIU you must meet the following criteria:
a) You must pursue a program of study at TAMIU, as advised by the Health Profession advisor, which leads to a baccalaureate degree.
b) The program of study must include the following prerequisite courses:
c) You must obtain a minimum grade of “B” or above in the prerequisite courses
d) Elective courses in the sciences should be selected such as Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Embryology, Histology, Cell Biology.
e) All courses required for admission must be completed by the end of the Spring semester prior to entry at UTDB. Students who are in good standing in the Program may request a waiver of degree completion if the degree is not completed after the fourth year or may request to have their admission deferred until the following academic year.
f) Attainment of a minimum GPA of 3.3 in course work at TAMIU and minimum science GPA of 3.2.
g) You must have an acceptable score on the Dental Admissions Test.
h) An application must be submitted through TMDSAS no later than November 1st of the year preceding expected enrollment in UTDB.
i) You must have positive recommendations from the Health Professions Advisory Committee at TAMIU.
j) You must have a positive record of ethical behavior while a pre-dental student at TAMIU.
k) You must participate in personal record of ethical behavior while a pre-dental student at TAMIU.